Storyteller, artist,

world traveler, mother.

Carrie Knowles is an award-winning artist and author with a passport the size of a library.
Take a captivating journey into the not-so-ordinary lives of her characters across the globe.

COMING SOON!

A SELF-GUIDED WORKBOOK AND GENTLE TOUR ON LEARNING HOW TO WRITE STORIES FROM START-TO-FINISH

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THE INEVITABLE PAST

CHARLOTTE READERS PODCAST

Carrie joined Landis Wade on the Charlotte Readers Podcast to share reads from her forthcoming novel, “The Inevitable Past,” her novella, “A Garden Wall in Provence” and several stories from her short fiction collection entitled “Black Tie Optional.” Take a listen to the full episode here.

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BLACK TIE OPTIONAL: 17 STORIES

Carrie's newest masterpiece!

"From start to finish, these are bold, surprising, brilliantly crafted stories. Carrie Knowles is a master of the short story and this is a book to celebrate." 

-Elaine Orr, author, Swimming Between Two Worlds

A GARDEN WALL

IN PROVENCE

THE LAST CHILDHOOD

ASHOAN'S RUG

LILLIAN'S GARDEN

"A must read for family and caregivers alike!"
-Past Hospice Director of Clinical Operations

"If you are among the 50 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, you will want to read The Last Childhood. Carrie tells the absorbing story of her own mother’s inexorable and horrific deterioration at the hands of this debilitating disease."
Paul Chance, PhD, Psychology Today

"It is Knowles’ refusal to sugarcoat that makes this book truly useful. Anyone taking care of an Alzheimer’s patient will find here the solace of shared difficulty."

-Michael Chitwood,
The Independent

 "If all fiction were this good, I'd read more of it!"

-Angela Jamison

"To read this tale is to travel, to walk the streets of wonderful Avignon. Tout  à  fait charmant!"

 -Lynn York, author, The Sweet Life

"Carrie Jane Knowles’s A Garden Wall in Provence is an utterly charming novella about mothers and daughters, about being neighborly, and about the power and importance of fresh bread."

 -Hilary Daninhirsch

Foreward 

To read the full review, click here

 

“Carrie Knowles is a talented story weaver who knows how to thread a golden tale filled with magic, beauty and emotion. Like a flying carpet, Ashoan’s Rug will lift you off the page and take you on an incredible and unforgettable journey.”
-Maureen Sherbondy

author, Eulogy of an Imperfect Man

 

“Each story is so convincing and moving, I had to stop and catch my breath before I could turn to the next, allowing it to work its magic, just as the rug brought magic into the lives of these characters.”
-Judy Goldman,

author of Losing My Sister

"My daughter, Mary, and I both enjoyed it. Your characters lived---at times I identified with the mother, at other times, the daughter."
-Elizabeth Connor 

 

"Past the halfway mark, I couldn't put it down, stayed up past midnight, sobbed over the characters. Now, I am loath to pick up another book, because I can't quite let go of these guys. They captured my heart, in a way that my favorite books do." 
-Beth Browne

Womenswrite, Goodreads Review